Victor Hobson was born on Feb. 3, 1980 in Mt. Laurel, N.J. ... Attended St. Joseph's (Pa.) Prep ... Was a finalist for Pennsylvania Player of the Year honors, adding All-State, All-American (National Recruiting Advisor and Super Prep) and All-Philadelphia (three times) accolades ... Recorded 483 tackles with 39 stops for losses, nine sacks and three interceptions in his career ... Caught 28 passes for 704 yards and 10 touchdowns as a receiver.
Victor Hobson was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on April 7, 2008 ... Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
GP/GS (Playoffs): 76/58 (3/1)
- Hobson joins the Patriots in 2008 as a veteran of five NFL seasons, all with the New York Jets (2003-2007).
- Hobson enters 2008 having played in 76 career games with 58 starts, and has totaled 334 tackles (229 solo), 11 sacks, nine passes defensed, three interceptions, five fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
- In 2007, Hobson started 14 games at linebacker and made 62 tackles. He also contributed two sacks for 21 yards and contributed a career high three passes defensed.
- Hobson tallied a career best 100 tackles in the 2006 season. He also added a career high six sacks for 27 yards while starting every game that year.
2007 (16/14 - N.Y. Jets): Played in every game with 14 starts in his fifth NFL season ... Totaled 62 tackles, including a pair of sacks ... Started and posted five tackles at Baltimore (9/16) ... Tallied six tackles with one sack and one fumble recovery at Buffalo (9/30) ... Started 50th career game, recording two solo tackles against Philadelphia (10/14) ... Started and recorded five tackles and one fumble recovery at Miami (12/2) ... Started and recorded seven tackles with a season-high six solos and one pass defensed at New England (12/16) ... Started and sacked Vince Young for a 12-yard loss and recorded two tackles (one solo) at Tennessee (12/23).
2006 (16/16, 1/1 - N.Y. Jets): Finished with his first 100 tackle season of his career, while adding a career-best six sacks ... Scooped up a fumble and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown at Buffalo (9/24) ... Picked off a Joey Harrington pass in the first quarter against Miami (10/15) ... Named Jets' Defensive Player of the Week after recording 11 tackles against Houston (11/26) ... Recorded a careerhigh two sacks on J.P. Losman while also collecting six tackles against Buffalo (12/10) ... Led the team in tackles with nine against Oakland (12/31).
2005 (16/16 - N.Y. Jets): Started every game for the first time in his career ... Totaled a then career-high 78 tackles ... Credited with 12 tackles (eight solo) and a quarterback pressure against Tampa Bay (10/9) ... Credited with 11 tackles (eight solo, two for a loss of four yards) and a 43-yard fumble return to the one-yard line against Baltimore (10/2).
2004 (12/11, 2/0 - N.Y. Jets): Missed four games due to injury, the only games he has sat out in his career entering 2008 ... Registered a team-high 10 tackles and one quarterback pressure against Buffalo (10/10) ...Picked off Jay Fiedler for his only interception of the season at Miami (10/3).
2003 (16/1 - N.Y. Jets): Played in every game with one start as a rookie ... Earned his first career interception, picking off a Fiedler pass in the end zone after Sam Cowart jarred the ball loose from Randy McMichael in the season finale at Miami (12/28) ... Made his first career start against the N.Y. Giants (11/2) and tied for the team lead with 11 tackles ... Registered his first career sack, dropping David Carr for a seven-yard loss at Houston (10/19).
Hobson was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection at Michigan ... Was a candidate for the Dick Butkus Award ... Started 39 of 49 games during his career and recorded 277 tackles, 15 sacks, three fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, six passes defensed and two interceptions ... His 47 stops for a loss places him third all-time in Michigan history ... Started every game at right outside linebacker, leading the team with a career-high 99 tackles and second on the team with six sacks ... Started the final 11 games at right outside linebacker as a junior and finished second on the team with 80 tackles and five sacks ... All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention after playing in every game, and starting 10 contests at right outside linebacker as a sophomore. Recorded 58 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed.
2007 Season (New York Jets): Hobson started 14 games for the Jets in 2007, registering 62 total tackles and two sacks.
2006 Season (New York Jets): Recorded three tackles in the Wild Card Playoff Game loss at NE…Led the team in tackles with nine in the week 17 win vs. OAK. Finished the season with his first 100 tackle season of his career…Recorded three tackles, all solo, while dropping QB Cleo Lemon in the third quarter of the week 16 win at MIA....Led the team in tackles, with eight, all solo, and recorded his fifth sack of the season in the week 15 win at MIN. Recorded a career-high two sacks while also collecting six tackles in the week 14 loss vs. BUF. Set new season highs in both sacks (4.0) and tackles (80)…Collected a career-high 13 tackles and recorded one PD in GB…Named Jets’ Defensive Player of the Week after tying for the team lead in tackles for the season straight week. He recorded a season-high 11 in the week 12 win vs. HOU.
2005 Season (New York Jets): Played in his 40th NFL game and acquired a solo tackle in the week 14 win vs. OAK. Also saw action on special teams. ... Tallied nine tackles (seven solo) including two for a loss of seven in the week six loss at BUF.
2004 Season (New York Jets): Played in 12 games making 11 starts and finished with 54 tackles, one INT and two PD. Missed four games due to an ankle injury suffered in the CLE game. Played in his 25th game as a Jet and finished the game nine OT loss vs. BAL with eight tackles, including one for a loss, on defense and one tackle on special teams...Registered a team-high 10 tackles and one QB pressure in the game four win over BUF.
2003 Season (New York Jets): Concluded rookie campaign with Jets with 50 tackles, two sacks, an INT, one PD, a FF and 15 tackles on special teams as he played in all 16 games, making his first career start against the Giants in game eight ... Named NFL’s Rookie of the Week in the season finale at MIA, following his six tackle, one INT performance.
- During his time in New York, Victor hosted a "Bowl with an Athlete" charity event to benefit nearly 100 foster care youth.
- Victor grew up in Mt. Laurel, N.J., a Philadelphia suburb that is the longtime home of NFL Films.